23rd November 2005
Peter Siedlaczek's String Essentials is a 17 GB String Orchestra sound library. It includes 14 violins, 10 violas, 8 cellos and 6 double basses. Its main features are:
- 17 GB of samples in 5 lengths and 3 or 4 dynamic layers.
- 3 microphone placements: close (dry), normal and ambient.
- Immediate access to nearly all the playing techniques via key-switches.
- Fast and convenient sample character shaping using MIDI controllers (Accent, Expression, Crescendo Time, Portamento Depth/Time, Tempo, Run Shift, Release Time, Release Off, etc.).
- Additional realism with run and ornamentation tools.
- Release trigger.
- Multiple alternation switching - from double to quintuple.
Peter Siedlaczek's String Essentials is available for Windows and Mac OS X in VST, DX, AU, RTAS and stand-alone formats and costs €349.
Peter Siedlaczek's Complete Classical Collection is an 11 GB orchestral sound library. It includes a collection of classical sounds: mixed choir, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, harp, mallets, piano, prepared piano, ready-to-use tools, orchestral excerpts, performances and effects.
Extensive use of key switching and direct-from-disk technology. New programs with multiple layers and instantaneous access to dozens of instruments and playing techniques. This library contains Solo- and Ensemble Strings. Solo- and Ensemble Brass, Solo- and Ensemble Woodwinds and Harp with comfortable access to different articulations and performances, as well as a huge percussion section with many additional instruments.
This section contains over 100 singers, sampled at each semitone from aaa to zzz, long and short looped, men, women, mixed choir, bass, tenor, alto, soprano. Falls, swells and choir voice effects. Whether you want a realistic choral sound or you are creating new sounds, these samples provide you with material with which to work.
Orchestral Colours offers prepared, skillfully arranged orchestral building blocks. The result is a mixture of hits, finales, passages, layers, atmospheres - a collection of "mini-works" which are playable in any key.
Another of Peter Siedlaczek's sample libraries: A comprehensive collection of runs, licks and other patterns, as well as long notes and legato steps played at different intervals, performed by a large violin ensemble. Construction tools for creating realistic runs and melodic lines playable in all keys.
Total Piano and more
Classical Bösendorfer piano. Also prepared piano: unconventional playing techniques and sounds, thumb tack piano, honky tonk piano, and piano effects.
Peter Siedlaczek's Complete Classical Collection is available for Windows and Mac OS X in VST, DX, AU, RTAS and stand-alone formats and costs €249.